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July 5, 2017

Trump Puts Nuclear First on America’s Energy Agenda

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Nuclear Energy Institute – The White House used its declaration of this week as “Energy Week” to highlight its energy priorities in several venues. The administration’s main theme is asserting the United States’ “global energy dominance.”

At a Thursday event culminating Energy Week at U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C., President Trump gave a speech on “American Energy Dominance,” in which he announced a plan for an in-depth review of U.S. nuclear energy policy.

“We will begin to revive and expand our nuclear energy sector, which I’m so happy about, which produces clean, renewable and emissions-free energy,” Trump said. “A complete review of U.S. nuclear energy policy will help us find new ways to revitalize this crucial energy resource.”

NEI President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Korsnick attended the event with other industry and labor leaders. She said the industry welcomes a comprehensive study of the challenges facing America’s nuclear energy industry.

Read more at Nuclear Energy Institute.

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